French For Dummies Paperback – Dec 15 1999
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This unintimidating guide from the experts at Berlitz helps you start speaking Frenchquickly and easily! Whether youre a student, a traveler, or just want to pick up basic French, youll find its packed with practical lessons, cultural facts, fun, and handy referencesincluding a French-English mini-dictionary, common verb lists, and more!
Discover how to:
*Have everyday conversations in French
*Make sense of French grammar
*Improve your pronunciation
*Get a handle on verb conjugations
*Use idioms and popular expressions
*Get around in a French-speaking country
From the Back Cover
Speak French -- the fun and easy way!
Dialogues from the book on audio CD
Your survival guide to everyday words and expressions
Thr renowned Berlitz approach with a fun and friendly twist!
This unintimidating guide from the experts at Berlitz helps you start speaking French -- quickly and easily! Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you just want to pick up basic French, you'll find it's packed with practical lessons, cultural facts, fun, and handy references -- including a French-English mini-dictionary, common verb lists, and more!
Discover how to:
* Have everyday conversations in French
* Make sense of French grammar
* Improve your pronunciation
* Get a handle on verb conjugations
* Use idioms and popular expressions
* Get around in a French-speaking country
all this on the audio CD
* Pick up French the Berlitz way -- through actual conversations
* Features dialogues by native French speakers
* Allow you to hear French as it's really spoken
* Reinforces lessons from the book
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Top Customer Reviews
Having that in mind, this book is a good book to read once you start a French course. It's comprehensive on the basic concepts and it's fun to read as well. It will give you some tips that your French instructor might miss or overlook. It will also enhance your vocabulary.
The CD however is quite disappointing! It pronounces the alphabet, which is good. But only few of the conversations are available on the CD. I think that if they had the pronounciations of various words available as well then it would've been much more helpful.
If you're expecting to learn French by reading a funny book or by listening to cassettes while driving, then get real! Learning a new language is a difficult task. Don't expect that a book or a cassette will make it any easier.
I went to Dymocks Bookstores at North Ryde to verify if the copy I had purchased was a fault, not so, in fact they had 2 copies to prove that it was a fault during print.
I would like to know if this fault is found in other cities and countries.
Another issue is the audio CD icon on page 279, either the dialogue roleplay is not on the CD, or the track was missing on the CD.
I have not yet gone over the material as yet, but in less then 3 days, I was able to notice these general errors, and I have some troubles going to dummies.com to look for the missing - page 247.
Most recent customer reviews
No book can make you fluent in a language. But this is a great resource for those who only want to learn enough to get by while traveling or who want a good back-up for other... Read morePublished on Dec 13 2002
I am so disappointed by this book. It almost made me give French up. I have now determined to buy another French Book. Read morePublished on July 1 2001 by nil
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